Graduate Studies

College of Graduate Studies
Office: Morrill Hall Room 104
Mailing: 875 Perimeter Drive MS 3017
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3017
Phone: (208) 885-6243
Fax: (208) 885-6198

Meet Our People

Jie Chen | Dean, College of Graduate Studies
Dr. Jie Chen holds the named professorship, William Borah Distinguished Professor of Political Science, and serves as Dean of the College of Graduate Studies at University of Idaho.
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Jerry McMurtry | Associate Dean, College of Graduate Studies
Jerry came to the University of Idaho as a faculty member in human resource development. He has been at UI for 18 years and has taught as well as served as Associate Dean and Dean for the College of Education.
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Kathy Duke | Assistant to the Dean
Morrill Hall 104
Phone: 208.885.6245
Responsible for: assisting the Dean, Dean’s appointments, management of Graduate Studies budgets, graduate tuition waivers and scholarships, travel, EPAF’s, being a college liaison and human resources.
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Cheri Cole | Management Assistant | Programs and Committees
Morrill Hall 104
Phone: 208.885.6243
Responsible for: graduation requirements, study plan review and approval, applications for advanced degree, graduate committee review, policies and procedures, commencement, faculty assistance, defense of thesis and dissertation requirements, listserv management, and processing student forms and course requests
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Sam Koester | Assistant to the Associate Dean | Student Services
Morrill Hall 104
Phone: 208.885.2647
Responsible for: administrative assistance to the Associate Dean, academic disqualifications, financial Aid reinstatements, petitions, problem resolution, policies & procedures, policy interpretation, University withdrawals, faculty & staff assistance, drop/add of courses, and event coordination.
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Melinda Deyasi | Thesis and Dissertation Formatting Advisor
Morrill Hall 201A
Phone: 208.885.6242
Responsible for: format advising and format checks on theses and dissertations submitted to COGS
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Ryan Kalis | Graduate Writing Consultant
Commons 326
Responsible for: helping graduate students with their writing process, from comprehensive issues such as focus and organization, to stylistic concerns of grammar and citation.
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Rance Larsen | Director of Graduate Admissions
Morrill Hall 205
Phone: 208.885.4001
Rance joined the University in 2014. Rance has over 15 years of admission experience at institutions in Washington, Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri.
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Roxane Fredrickson | Graduate Admissions Specialist
Morrill Hall 205
Phone: 208.885.4663
Responsible for: domestic applicants with last names starting with letter A-M, communicating application requirements, policy and procedure, readmissions, withdrawals, and all admission notifications to applicant/students.
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Pamela Beutler | International Graduate Applicant Specialist/DSO
Morrill Hall 205
Phone: 208.885.4665
Responsible for: international student advising and assistance during the admissions process; Foreign academic credential evaluation; serving as the Designated School Official (DSO) for all graduate programs, ensuring compliance with immigration laws and regulations; approving student eligibility for F-1 Visa in accordance with immigration requirements
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Tammy Renfrow | Graduate Admissions Specialist
Morrill Hall 205
Phone: 208.885.4422
Responsible for: completing graduate application processes for domestic applicants with last name N-Z, communicating application requirements, policy and procedure, readmissions, withdrawals, and all admission notifications to applicant/students.
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Recruitment and Communications
Sean Scoggin | Graduate Student Recruitment Coordinator
Morrill Hall 201B
Phone: 208.885.4723
Responsible for: broad-spectrum graduate student recruitment planning and implementation, marketing and communications, orientation, information sessions, group visitation programs, advising prospective students, and consulting faculty and staff on best practices in admissions.
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